12.15.2011

dyeing.

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Now that's it's December, I've been so busy working on all my handmade gifts and it's so hard to not be able to share them! I've done some new things that have been pretty fun, and the one I can show is my first kettle dyed yarn. I couldn't find the right color I wanted, and decided to try it out. I used Jacquard acid dyes, half purple half silver gray. I wanted the color to be a little more gray than it turned out, but I love the color so I don't mind. It was actually really easy to do, and I think I've spawned a new obsession to dye all my yarn.

I did pull the rookie move of tying my skeins with wool yarn so there are some lighter spots where they were tied, but it actually turned out to be a nice little variation in the color.

I'm getting ready to leave tomorrow for Idaho to see my family, so I'm rushing to get as much done as I can. I actually am in great shape, I'm almost done with all my gifts. I'll try and check in over the break, and definitely show off all my projects once they can be revealed.

7 comments:

  1. the color is gorgeous. i like the variations.

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  2. These look so awesome! Can't wait to see what you have made.

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  3. That color came out perfectly! Sounds like a fun process to try. I have my own knitting shop and would love to make my own yarn but just don't have the time (i double as a fourth year university student by day).

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  4. Love the color! Dying yarn seems so terrifying...

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  5. Nice work! Where did you get such a large pot? I can't seem to find anything to dye in around here.

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  6. oh my- this color turned out so lovely.

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